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Easy Rotelle Pasta Casserole is comfort food to the max.
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Easy Rotelle Pasta Casserole

Easy Rotelle Pasta Casserole is comfort food to the max.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 Squares
Calories 477kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 box rotelle pasta 12 to 16 ounces
  • 1 package meatless ground beef 12 to 16 ounces, such as Gardein
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup onion white, diced
  • 14 ounces tomatoes can diced, can be 15 ounces
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 ounces dairy-free cheese grated, such as mozarella

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to directions and then set aside. It is usually about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet add coconut oil and heat to medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • To the skillet add the plant based ground beef. Separate with a wooden spoon and cook a minute or so until it resembles small crumbles.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and then lower heat, cover and cook 15 minutes.
  • Turn off the stove top.
  • Add the pasta and incorporate it into the sauce.
  • Pour everything into a large 9" x 13" casserole and spread out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the grated dairy free cheese over the top.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Notes

IF FREEZING:
Freeze before baking only. Please follow any of the directions defined in my article How to Freeze Food
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Take out of freezer and put in the refrigerator at least 6 to 8 hours before baking (or the day before). Bake, covered at 350° for 20 minutes and then uncover and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Square | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 451mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 12.4mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.1mg